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Things to do this National Day Holiday

on 09/30/2016 - 08:29 am

If you're sticking around Shekou this China National Day holiday season, please note that quite a few places are closing from October 1st to the 3rd.  Don't worry though, Shekou is still a great place to enjoy the holiday while avoiding the massive crowds traveling throughout Asia. The businesses listed below have let us know they're open and offering specials or having events. If you'd like to go to a place not listed here, call them first to avoid disappointment. Visit ShekouDaily.cn/listing for phone numbers of all your favorite places in Shekou.
 
Have a great holiday!
 
 
Today's the last day for Early Bird Pricing
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In Loving Memory: Jezb (October 12, 2014-September 24, 2016)

on 09/25/2016 - 10:26 am

Danielle Jhune Buenviaje Espiritu (nickname Jezb), born October 12, 2014, passed away in the early morning hours of September 24, 2016, due to complications from Cerebral Palsy.
 
Her mother Marilou in the Philippines and uncles here in Shekou, Arnold and Mark Buenviaje, would like to thank everyone for their support of the fundraiser held for on May 22nd. If you would like to reach out to the family, the uncles can be reached via wechat at ID: arnoldjc or ID: markbutchoy.
 

Shekou Car-Free Awareness Day Sunday September 25th

on 09/24/2016 - 10:24 pm

The Shekou Community Foundation, in cooperation with the Nanshan Traffic Transport Bureau has organized this event to bring awareness to the international Car-Free movement; which observes World Car Free Day on September 22nd.
 
From 9am on Sunday September 25th the streets of Shekou near Sea World and NH e-Cool plan to be bustling with people and activities; including a parade, farmers markets, peddlers, street art, classrooms, art activities, guest speakers, food carts, international performances and more!
 
See the map below for location details. If you're planning to drive in the area, you may want to avoid the marked streets.
 
Source: BarryWilson
 

 

What's up with the air sirens?

on 09/18/2016 - 11:08 am

There's no need to panic. The Shenzhen Municipal Government is doing some early warning testing from 11:00 am to 11:15 of the city's air raid alarm. There will be three: A pre alarm, an air raid siren and the all clear.
 
- Pre-Alarm: 36 seconds, stop 24 seconds, 3 times. 
- Air Raid Alarm: 6 seconds, stop 6 seconds, 15 times
- The All-Clear: 3 minutes straight.
 
深圳市政府提醒:9月18日11时0至15分,全市将试鸣防空警报,鸣放次序:预先警报(鸣36秒,停24秒,3遍为一个周期)、空袭警报(鸣6秒,停6秒,15遍为一个周期)和解除警报(鸣3分钟),请市民听到警报声勿惊慌。深圳市突发事件预警信息发布中心2016年9月16日发布。

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival: Deals, Activities & Events

on 09/15/2016 - 08:22 am

This week's newsletter comes a day early as we celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival. Super Typhoon Meranti has veered away from us so we can comfortably go out and enjoy the short holiday. As usual there's plenty of great stuff; including a few holiday-themed activities and a chance to see an eclipse. Happy Holidays!
 
 
Mid-Autumn Festival Buffets and Activities at The Hilton
On Thursday the Buffet Lunch in OPEN at the Hilton in Shekou is just RMB 238/person including free flow of soft drinks, juice and beer and the Buffet Dinner is just RMB 468/person including one glass of house wine and free flow of soft drinks, juice and beer. If you go during dinner time, you can enjoy lobst ...

Watch a Lunar Eclipse this Mid-Autumn Festival

on 09/14/2016 - 05:48 pm

According to the Hong Kong Observatory, we will have a chance to witness penumbral lunar eclipse during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Weather permitting we can catch a glimpse at 3.05am September 17. The event will last for four hours and three minutes
 
As the moon passes through the penumbra (partial shadow) of the Earth, the moon will become slightly dimmer. More information to assist moon-watching by the public, the times of moonrise, transit, moonset, full moon and penumbral lunar eclipse during the Mid-Autumn Festival period are available here. 
 
The last lunar eclipse during the Mid-Autumn full moon that was visible in Hong Kong was a total lunar eclipse on ...

Meranti is Coming... a Mid Autumn Festival Typhoon?

on 09/12/2016 - 10:55 pm

UPDATE: 3pm Wednesday Sept 14th. The Hong Kong Observatory today announced that "Super Typhoon Meranti was estimated to be about 570 kilometres east of Hong Kong (near 22.6 degrees north 119.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest at about 20 kilometres per hour towards the coast of Fujian.... according to the present forecast track of Meranti, winds generally over Hong Kong today are not expected to strengthen significantly and the chance of issuing the Strong Wind Signal No.3 today is not high. Meranti is expected to be closest to Hong Kong tomorrow morning, skirting around 400km to the east of the territory. There will be occasionally strong winds over offshore waters and o ...

Another Weekend of FREE (For Teachers)!

on 09/09/2016 - 08:48 am

There's going to be some rain this weekend but luckily there are many great deals to make it worthwhile to go out... especially if you're a teacher!
 
Like us, the businesses of Shekou love teachers and are showing their appreciation for the hard work they do by offering some great rewards. If you're not a teacher, don't worry, there's still stuff for you towards the end of this post. Have a great weekend!
 
 
A FREE Sangria at C&G for Teachers + 10% OFF the Tapas & Wine Party
C&G is offering Teachers One Free Sangria on Teacher’s Day plus 10% off admission to their Tapas & Wine Party from 8-11pm! There's no purchase necessary. Click ...

Emergency Numbers in China

on 09/08/2016 - 06:21 pm

Throughout Mainland China, the following emergency numbers can be used.
 
In most cases there is assistance in both English and Chinese:
 
 * Ambulance - 120
 * Police - 110
 * Fire Department - 119
 * Traffic Accident - 122

For emergency medical services, the nearest full service hospital is:

The Shekou People's Hospital 蛇口人民医院:36 Gongye 7 Road 工业7路36号Telephone: 2669-2314

For a list of other hospitals and clinics in Shekou, click here.

Other useful numbers:

* Noise Pollution Complaints: 12345
* Management and Service Center for Expats: 2667-8381

This Weekend in Shekou (Sept 2-4)

on 09/02/2016 - 10:28 am

What can I say? It's September. It's busier now but at least the weather is cooler. Perfect for outdoor events and spending time with friends and family. Looking for things to do? Here are a few ideas for the weekend and coming up next week. Have a great weekend!
 
 
Live Acoustic Performances by Portuguese Guitarist Carlos at The Tavern
Enjoy Shenzhen's finest acoustic Guitarist Carlos Ruivo every Friday and Saturday night while raising a glass or two at The Tavern Sports Bar & Restaurant. Performances start at 08:30 pm. The Tavern is located in Sea World on the 3rd Floor of Zone B, #306. For more info, call 2669.1939.
 
 

Viking Party Every Friday in S ...